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Mar 21, 2012 4:30am EDT
candidate mitt romney will be heading to maryland later. >>> and all of those stories are just ahead on this wednesday morning. good morning. i'm megan pringle. very foggy when i came in. and that seems to be the theme this week. >>> yes, same old same old. mild and humid as well. so it is not going to be a good hair day, ladies what so far. visibility reduced in baltimore, within mile, two in easton, five in frederick. if you're travel together district, one mile visibility this morning. and this will persist through the morning. and we're dealing with maryland's most powerful radar is not picking up on the misting. but that will linger all morning long. and i know a check that have traffic with angela. good morning. >>> good morning. the fog is out there misting when i came in also. as a result of the fog, we got rid of our two way traffic pattern on the bay bridge already this morning. and let's get a live look how things are out there. not too bad on this stretch of downtown. if you're travel together tunnels, 95 and 895 both looking good. foggy conditions, 695 and harford road a
ABC
Mar 22, 2012 4:30am EDT
gop frontrunner mitt romney received an endorsement from a top republican. former florida governor jeb bush endorsed romney saying it's time to rally behind the former massachusetts governor. not all positive news though, comments made by a long time aide credited controversy -- created controversy. he compared the general election to an etch-a-sketch saying we can shake it up and start all over again. >> remove all trace of any kind of marks and be able to draw a new picture. maybe a picture of someone who ran for governor of massachusetts not as a conservative. >> romney's aides says he was only talking about the race, not the candidate. the press secretary for rick santorum was handing out etch a sketches outside of a romney event in maryland. speaking of the trip to maryland, mitt romney was at an event organized by former maryland governor bob ehrlich. romney had a meeting in a jam packed american legion hall. he focused on gas prices, health care and the economy. he also took questions. afterwards many admitted they were there and already a mitt man to begin with. >> i agree
ABC
Mar 7, 2012 4:30am EST
>> and buy me some >>> super tuesday turned into a two manufacture man fight. mitt romney and rick santorum battled out, ultimately romney won. details coming up. and a crash kills three teens and adult on route 50. and one of the victims has been implicated. >> i'm charley crowson. >> i'm megan pringle. thank you so much for watching us this wednesday morning. let's get the forecast from lynette charles. good morning. >> good morning. yes, this is a welcome wednesday for several reasons i might add. it's hump day, the middle of the week but also, if you like the sunshine it will continue for today. if you like the warming up part of it, that's going to happen. also, we have a chance for some rain that we'll get closer to as we head to the end of the week. then we spring forward this weekend, don't forget that or you will be disoriented come sunday. maryland's most powerful doppler radar dry now. we have all five sweeps on scanning the skies, not a lot to scan for today because of ample sunshine in the forecast. this morning temperatures not so bad. 40 degrees in centreville. we'll
ABC
Mar 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
romney. romney scored a convincing went in sunday's puerto rican primary by winning over 50% of the vote. the gop front-runner was award the island delegates to the national convention. >> by the way, 20 delegates all the delegates that were in that contest are ours. >> illinois is crucial if romney is going to stop the gathering momentum for rick santorum. polls say romney holds a slight lead over santorum in tuesday's illinois primary. >>> and missouri caucus meeting erupted outside missouri. more than 2500 people gathered at a high school saturday to vote in the republican caucus. witnesses say organizers ended the caucus early when a man with a camera refused to leave. >> the chairman could have answered the questions they were trying to ask. they didn't allow to us goat that point they went over their heads and en-- did enforced us to have a broken caulk news two people were arrested fortress passing. several caucus goers say they are upset because they didn't get a chance to vote. the missouri republican party issued a statement saying despite the incident st. charles county w
ABC
Mar 6, 2012 4:30am EST
for grabs in ohioment tight between mitt romney and rick santorum. romney moves closer to the nomination and seen as his best chance to break away from rivals. >> polls from quinn pack has romney three points over santorum. here is the break down of super tuesday. voters in ten states will be heading to the polls, 437 delegate at stake, a stake. >>> conservative activists dubbed joe the plumber during 2008 is hosting a victory party, holding the party for congressional run in toledo,. >> in protest of unemployment, more than 5000 people in new york are expected to hold pink slips over their head and form a 3-mile line. this is a live line from bowling green towards the union square. they are putting this together. that goes from bowling green towards union square, 14 miles or so. one minute for each million without a job. >>> arundel county council got an earful from residents who are disgusted with leaders. meeting was held monday. the police president was among those speaking up. >> a person having sex in the parking lot, he was too cheap to afford a hotel room. >> officers
ABC
Mar 20, 2012 4:30am EDT
santorum is talking birth control, mitt romney is talking gas prices. santorum hopes to have a win in illinois to reduce some of romney's momentum. romney, after spending three days, is hoping to show he is leading in the gop pool. >>> mitt romney will be heading to our area, the republican presidential candidate will be in maryland on wednesday for his first public event, holding an american legion post 109, that's on old sulfur spring road. arbutus' former governor and romney is expected to be there at 3:30 in the afternoon. >>> baltimore city, mayor stephanie rawlings blake introduced new legislation. this would drop the property tax by $0.20 per $100. the value by 2020. while this plan is similar to her proposal, this plan relies heavily on lots revenue to make up the difference. >>> the state of maryland will hear a personal story in favor of the smoking tax from a fan named van buren. he is 25 years old. he has disfiguring surgeries, one removed half of his neck muscles and part of his tongue. it's because of oral cancer. he says antitobacco advocates will be hold agnusing, a ne
ABC
Mar 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
the weekend, rick santorum got spicy during his victory speech. what he had to say about mitt romney and catching slack this morning. >>> severe weather forced mandatory evacuations this weekend. a look straight ahead. >>> big problems in parts of canada, unseasonably warm weather trickerred ice jams along the st. john river causing really serious flooding. check out this video, all you can see is ice and water. officials in new brunswick say there will be an aid program for victims flooded out of their homes. >>> rain didn't keep these people away from the national cathedral. they opened doors to visitors for the first time since august. crowds were able to climb up the tower, cathedral is under repairs from the earthquake we had in august. people are enjoying it. it wasn't the prettiest weather but people got a chance to get out there. >> we had rain this weekend and cooler temperatures. like you said, they got out and about. the temperatures are going to cool down more, i will show you that in a second. satellite and radar, we will clear out, lots of sunshine as we go through the
ABC
Mar 5, 2012 4:30am EST
campaigning. mitt romney healed pancake runch and rick santorum enjoyed tennessee barbeque and viscided -- visited voters in member sis -- memphis. >>> 4:5 #. a gorgeous --4:52 a gorgeous weekend but the big story is the terrible tornadoes. >> exactly. really bad lots of storm damage and actually storm reports for you. i will show you those in a little while. but the cleanup, it's cleanup time and there's snow. maybe a chance for snow in the forecast for today as well. let's get to business right now. there's lots to talk about. right now, you can see the temperatures are cold enough to support some snow. if that happens, we are at the freezing degree mark into baltimore. and 30 degrees in york pennsylvania. 34 coming in easton along the eastern shore and dc around 33. and you have a better chance of seeing snow showers because that's going to be staying to the south for today possibly. so the winds will be another big factor. not so bad right now. you can see it out of the south and west at 5 miles an hour. easton at 3 and these will be picking up as we go throughout the day. and they
ABC
Mar 1, 2012 4:30am EST
disorder after dealing with an event like this. >>> time for politics. democracy 2012. mitt romney captured the wyoming caucus and the marginal pry parry victory in -- primary victory in michigan is a dead heat after the count revealsrick santorum won half of the delegates. >>> near phoenix arizona deputies rescued a base jumper. leapt from the face of the mountain but after deploying the shoot it got caught on the side of the cliff. this happened last night. initial reports indicate he appears to have suffered an ankle injury. >>> we have learned maine's authorities found the body firefighter from florida. he has been missing for a week and neighbors have been quite stunned by what they have learned. >> i just heard that the body was found. it's no idea it was this close to home. >> police confirmed the murder involved drugs, he was firefighter buddies flown from florida to maine to help in the search. >>> president obama has paid tribute to the million plus members of the u.s. military who served in the war in iraq. it happened at the white house at dinner last night attended by
ABC
Mar 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
events. newt gingrich and santorum are attending a gulf coast energy summit today. romney will not be attending. he will be at an event in alabama. >>> o'malley and mc connell debated about how economic and social issues are playing out. they were asked about the subjects in meet the press. >> what we all look for in the president of the united is someone with steady capable leadership, a calm hand at the helm and president obama provided that leadership. >> o'malley says candidates have been spending more time pandering to the extreme right wing ideal ole jis and focusing on jobs and the economy. o'malley says it's a manufactured issue. >>> if you feed your baby gerber, we have a recall. >> they are pulling good start infant formula. >>> great day for a parade, how the city is celebrating st. patties day and a look at the forecast. hail damage in hawaii, golf ball sized hailstones denting cars and damaging roofs. it happened, five inches of rain came down in two hours. >>> we have really perfect weather for st. patty's day preview. celebrations started. baltimore had the parade sa
ABC
Mar 9, 2012 4:30am EST
. mitt romney will meet voters in brimingham and the farmers market meeting. and newt gingrich set for rallies in gulf port mississippi. >>> president obama travels to virginia where he is scheduled to make a stop at a rolls royce plant and will meet with company officials and deliver remarks on the economy. >>> bobbi christina gets all her mother's fortune according to whitney houston's will. she will inherit everything from jewelry to furniture and cars. whitney houston died february 11th at the age of 48. >>> home alone has a new -- home alone house has a new owner. filmmakers used the home's kitchen and staircase in the move yeant walls were papered over to give it a holiday feeling. >>> she doesn't look over 20 but barbie is 50 years old introduceed to the world march #th, 1959. happy birthday to the best selling doll in the world. >>> health news, we have new information about a family where three members were killed in a bad strain of the flu. earlier in the week we told you about the family members in calvert county. this morning the surviving members of the family are show
ABC
Mar 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
-pass jers. what happened on a terrifying jetblue flight. >> first mitt romney and then now the newt what ron paul plans to do here -- newt gingrich. and now what ron paul plans to do here. >> i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson let's check the forecast. you said it would warm up. >> it is. it is. it's going to warm up today as we go through afternoon time frame. but yesterday we had the temperatures tumbling. today they will rise charley. so cold but seasonable this morning. we are not in the low 30s like yesterday in the 20s. we are in the mid-30s to the upper 30s and even in the 40s in some spots. i will show you that in a second budget breezy and dry for now. temperatures 42 degrees right now in glen burnie. you can see we are a wit warm -- bit warmer than yesterday. chestertown 42. mountary 45. the temperatures are above average right now. and they will start to fall more before we cap the morning off. the wind are going to be a factor especially as we go into the afternoon. but continued of the northwesterly -- but instead of the northwesterly flow we will get the south
ABC
Mar 29, 2012 4:30am EDT
small businesses. >>> and mitt romney picked up another gop endorsement former president george hw bush said to a-- set to announce his endorsement later today. he will support romney at an event in houston. >>> and today texas governor rick perry and other officials are expected to tour the beef products plant where the so- called meat filler called pink slime is produced. that plant is located in nebraska. >> all right. abc2 has done it have you, the facebook timeline will switch over automatically beginning tomorrow. you can preview the time page and make adjustments before it goes live. >>> we are talking about mega millions it's risen to a record 500 million dollars. so, you night want to get a -- might want to get a ticket. it's the nation's largest ever lottery jackpot. odds of winning we are talking one in 176 million to one. so, the drawing is friday night, you will be able to step -- we will be with you every step of the way starting tomorrow at 4:30 we will be going live talking about tickets and talking to people buying tickets so be sure to stay with abc2news.com and good m
ABC
Mar 13, 2012 4:30am EDT
polls show a 3-way tie virtually neck in neck between newt gingrich, mitt romney and rick santorumch gas prices are a big issue with the candidates as they fight for the votes down south and another issue worth watching is how religious vote will break out. >>> in important news in maryland if you want to vote or change your party affiliation before the presidential primary in the statech today is the deadline to register for the my peary is -- primary is at 9. if you have to fill out the voter registration application and hand deliver or mail it to the election board, it needs to be done today. primary day in maryland is tuesday april 3rd. >>> an update to the university of maryland college park threat. student accused of making the threats of a mass shooting is undergoing a mental evaluation a former high school classmate of alexander song says she is shocked to hear about what police say he planned to do. he graduateed from the top 10% of his class in howard county in 2010 a member of the national honor society and honor society for spanish and art. but on sunday he was taken into
ABC
Mar 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
to 8 p.m. and a day after mitt romney visited arbutus the cochairman for newt gingrich campaign in maryland says he will be the next gop candidate to visit the state. republican presidential candidate will visit on tuesday. more spie he civiccally the state -- specifically the statehouse. he will meet with business owners on main street. >>> and new developments from annapolis that are going to facet you, -- affect you. those that earn more than 100,000 your income tax is going up. lawmaker in the house debated 9 straight hours on the budget package and any difference between the house and the senate have to be worked out by april 9th. >>> and now to the budget battle in baltimore citych city fire department is looking at closing three-- city. the city fire department is looking to close three fire departments at a saving of $3 million each. they are look to increase the workweek to 56 hours and offering firefighters a raise. police are eliminating 16 unfilled positions and merging the 911 sent wert city call center 311. >>> law makeers in washington are fighting-- lawmakers in was
ABC
Mar 8, 2012 4:30am EST
candidates are back at it on the campaign trail today. mitt romney and newt gingrich holding rallies in mississippi while rick santorum next door in the state of alabama. >> president obama is also doing some campaigning. he's in north carolina this morning. the state is worth 15 electoral votes in november's general election. the president will be talking about the economy. >> and a new report by the office of the surgeon general shows nearly one in four high school seniors and one in three young adults under age 26 smoke. health officials plan to discuss state funding to help launch anti-smoking programs. >> today's international women's day. women across america plan to protest against big banks. in baltimore organizers tend to take a protest at the bank of america branch downtown. >>> and dharun ravi, the man accused of spying on his roommate, who later committed suicide. a homicide investigator took the stand wednesday. >>> we could be in for turbulence today. the sun spits out a huge erupting solar flare. >> it's been roughly 20 years. it's happened before. they say it could affec
ABC
Mar 29, 2012 5:30pm EDT
romney is hoping support from a former president will push him a little bit closer to that republican nomination. tory dunnan joins us from washington. how will this impact the gop race? >> reporter: it seems like the republican establishment has started lining up behind mitt romney. the question is how much do this endorsements really matter? >> i am honored. >> reporter: mitt romney has the edge this campaign season when this comes to endorsements. even his chief rival admits it. >> every endorsement it seems is going for mitt romney. >> reporter: he added two more which already included former florida governor jeb bush and and governor christi. so far this year, endorsements haven't moved the dial. >> i'm endorsing mitt romney. >> reporter: governors from south carolina, mississippi and tennessee, all backed romney before their state's primaries. he lost each contest. if you don't have them, bash them. rick santorum is taking the antiendorsement route. >> romney's got all the mon nirks the endorsement -- money, the endorsements. none of that matters. >> reporter: think longhand har
ABC
Mar 1, 2012 5:30pm EST
good news for mitt romney. he seems to be gaining some momentum nationally. we have more about that poll. el low -- hello, emily. >> reporter: mitt romney up eight points. rick santorum down 106789 the only place there's no change is newt gingrich. he hasn't moved anywhere over the past week. it's been awhile since he picked up a primary win and his time may be running out. >> thank you to everyone in south carolina who decided to be with us. >> reporter: january 21st, newt gingrich stormed past mitt romney. >>> the primary really matters. >> 10 states head to the polls including georgia. he's hoping a victory there can turn things around. >> governor romney can raise more money. he can go to wall street. >> reporter: gingrich's biggest challenge may not come from the front-runner. >> you know what? we're doing all right. >> reporter: rick santorum is having more success than newt gingrich. he fought romney to the end. >> i'm a conservativetive. >> reporter: gingrich has his work cut out for him. come super tuesday, it's all or nothing. >> thank you. >> reporter: right here is why w
ABC
Mar 22, 2012 5:30pm EDT
. >>> romney trying to erase an embarrassing comment from his top aide. how a retro toy is taking center stage. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. . >>> a helicopter pilot makes a crash landing in afghanistan and the whole thing caught on video. talk a look at that. it shows the pilot appearing to loose control before hitting the ground. no inbut that crash is still under investigation. >>> and dozens of college students from western kentucky are rubbing their blisters after the men who walk aid mile in heels for charity. they walk add round the campus to raise awareness about seek sexual abuse and violence. >>> the movie premires tonight but people at the new york sp
ABC
Mar 20, 2012 5:30pm EDT
for the white house shifts to illinois as front-runner mitt romney looks to take one step closer to locking up the delegates to clinch the gop nomination. tory dunnan has more. what's the atmosphere like tonight? >> reporter: they're getting everything set up at romney headquarters. there's a lot of mitt romney to do well to help solidify his role. if you take a look at the latest pole -- pocialtion romney has a double digit lead. the former massachusetts governor has drop upwards of $3 million on the state. they're outspending santorum seven to one. yet, santorum is still appearing to be confident and issues this prediction. >> i predict if we're able to do what most people think are impossible, which is to carry the state of illinois they'll stop talking about delegates and start talking about how to stop rick santorum from being the nominee. >> reporter: let's talk about the delegate count. you have romney leading with 521 delegates. santorum 237. this isn't all about the math. when you talk about mitt romney there tends to be this enthusiasm gap. it could help us with the much n
ABC
Mar 19, 2012 5:30pm EDT
monday. kelly? >> thanks a lot. now to democracy 2012. mitt romney had a pretty good weekend but could his luck hold out as candidates campaign ahead of the primary. sandra, so what is the latest? >> reporter: it was another win for mitt romney over the weekend. he won more than 80% of the vote in puerto rico taking all of the 20 delegates in that territory. now mitt romney and rick santorum are duking it out trying to get their message out to voters. >> this could be an amazing time in american history and right here in illinois. you can usher that. you can surprise the pundits. >> this is not about me. this is about the feeding president obama and his agenda and turn returning -- returning america to free enterprise. >> reporter: romney touted his business background. >> i'm someone experienced in the economy. i'm not man economic lightweight. president obama s we'rement going to be successful in replacing an economic lightweight with another economic lightweight. >> reporter: while santorum took to the radio airwaves to tell voters that he is the better man for the job. >> i believe
ABC
Mar 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
campaign 2012, mitt romney came to the hometown of our former governor robert ehrlich. rosie? >> reporter: mitt romney spoke for about 45 minutes to a really entuesday as tick crowd. about 200 or 300 people showed up at the legion post 109. a lot of people haven't decided. for many people they still want to hear what romney has to stay say because they -- has to say because three don't know who they will vote for. >> reporter: an enthusiastic crowd greeted mitt romney. his visit comes at a time when every vote will count in the republican primary. however, romney directed most of list remarks toward president obama and what he says is president obama's failure with the economy. >> i'm concerned about the debt and the economy and the president who doesn't understand our economy to know that innovations and businesses are built on dreams rand dreams are very fragile and as he expands the hand of government in the marketplace and excessive regulation and larger and larger taxation, that he kills dreams and dreamers. >> reporter: she says at this point she's not sure who she will
ABC
Mar 26, 2012 5:30pm EDT
said people should be no. >>> rick santorum's latest attack on the front-runner mitt romney and on the media. >>> now to the latest developments on the supreme court's arguments on the healthcare debate. they won't let an ob secure tax law keep them from delivering an opinion. the justices focused on the issue of whether the challenge to the law should be thrown out as premature. their questioning indicated they're not likely to use that issuals the way out of an opinion this year. >>> dick cheney is recovering tonight after having a heart transplant. he has a history of hearts problems. now it's spark a debate on how old is too old to get a new heart. according to doctors, the next 24 hours will be critical. at his age cheney is in the older age. >> it used to be that age 55 was the cutoff, anything above that wouldn't get transplanted. now they look at the person as a whole, no kidney disease no strokes. >> cheney had his first heart attack when he was just 35. last september he got a pump. he was on the recipient waiting list for over 20 months. >>> all right. weather wise, bright a
ABC
Mar 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
as we continue to follow mitt romney's visit to baltimore county. he did very well in illinois last night. let's check in with abc2's roosevelt leftwich. what did romney have to say? >> reporter: the romney just broke up about two or three minutes ago. governor romney is still over there shaking hands. i think he just walked out of the room. he spoke to about 50 minutes to 300 people. one of the things -- he talked about a lot of different things. he was basically campaigning against barack obama and how he failed to inspire the country in general and how he has failed to create jobs in this economy. he had a very receptive job. as you know, governor ehrlich, this is his home territory. he has been able to get support for governor romney. for many of the state republicans, they were down in annapolis and could not come to the rally. however, romney did say most of them have endorsed his candidacy for the presidency. now coming up later, we'll have sound from this rally and we'll talk to some folks here and find out what they thought of romney's visit to maryland. reporting live in a
ABC
Mar 5, 2012 5:30pm EST
gearing up for super tuesday. why things are looking to you for mitt romney tonight. >>> everybody knows the economy is still recovering, but your pet wouldn't know it. >> reporter: whether you have a dog, tank of fish or a snake, the cost of caring for it keeps going up. americans spent a record amount in 2011 and are expected to spend more this year. americans dropped more than $50 billion on their pets in 2011, an all team high hams spending rose 5% from the previous year. the biggest cost is food. that accounts for half of all spending on animals. vet bills are the second most costly and over-the-counter medicine and other supplies are the third biggest expense. it also includes buying the animals. while that's a one time charge this con be significant. a lot of new products are fueling the global as investors start new business else. also, pets are one of the last things people will give up when forced to make a cut back. reporting from new york. >>> you already know this, ago mapping climbed now for the 27 pght day in a row -- 27th day in a row. aa amount of said the national
ABC
Mar 23, 2012 5:30pm EDT
vigorously in the state doing anything they can to slow down mitt romney. after romney's win in illinois, many people started saying it's time for the other two candidates to drop out of the race. this is what they're pointing to the delegate map. you need 1,244 delegate -- 1,144. mitt romney is leading. rick santorum is still scam paining there today and he's trying to convince those last-minute voters. >> if you want a clear contest between different visions of americans, you have to nominate someone who price that clear conscience. that's why we're asking for your support. >> reporter: going into the race there's a new poll that shows santorum with a double digit lead over newt gingrich and mitt romney. it gives his campaign that validation to keep moving on but a loss could have the opposite effect. >>> today is the two-year anniversary of president obama signing his healthcare bill into law. how will the candidates mark this occasion? >> reporter: you can probably gessments healthcare has made a major role in the election, especially today. you have the republicans, obviouslily, att
ABC
Mar 4, 2012 6:30pm EST
first lady barbara bush recorded a call for mitt romney. on the call she says she and her family have known romney for years and believe mitt is the best man to lead the country. former president bush announced his support for romney in december. >>> mitt romney will be getting support from eric canter. this is the first house republican leader to make an endorsement so far. romney will go into super tuesday with another advantage. he'll pick up 40 delegates from saturday's republican caucuses in washington state. with 99% of the vote in romney had 28% of the vote. ron paul 25%. rick santorum 24%. >>> if you wanted to be on the baseball fields and never had a chance to make it to the big leagues here's your chance. there was an open tryout to find ball boys and ball girls for the 2012 season. you have to be 18 years old. teams should be athletic and outgoing. the search goes on. >>> ravens cheerleader hopefuls are at downtown this weekend. they are hoping to get a spot on this year's squad. they come petted competed in two rounds in cheers. they were greeted by cheerleaders. today the
ABC
Mar 21, 2012 5:30pm EDT
2012 news, mitt romney has a lead. is that causing anyone to back down. the former governor just left the baltimore area talking about jobs, afghanistan. he's shifting his attention toward president obama. is this a turning point for romney? >> reporter: you know what, for mitt romney last night was a big one. he's really stack up those delegates. last night he had a 12% lead over rick santorum. on top of that win he gets a big endorsement from former florida governor jeb bush. >> so many great friends in this room and across illinois, what a night. thank you, illinois. what a night, wow! >> reporter: mitt romney picked up 41 delegates. santorum ended the night with 249, only adding 10 delegates, half of what he hoped to gain. delivering his message from pennsylvania, santorum made it clear he's not planning to drop out. >> we wanted to come to pennsylvania to launch our campaign. we have five weeks to a big win. >> reporter: earlier today a romney adviser said if the other candidates were to drop out of the race, it would mean a shake-up in their campaign strategy, much like an etch-
ABC
Mar 30, 2012 5:30pm EDT
income taxes. they are not on the irs's radar. mitt romney picks up another key endorsement in the dnc rightful love song. i'm torey dun nan with a breakdown on the tuesday show down in wisconsin. girl: i want to tell you about my friend. his name is ben. ben learned about a homeless boy who had an infected tooth, and the boy died. that made ben really sad. he wrote a law so every kid can see a dentist. we have special dental van that goes from school to school. he even helps make sure we learn how to brush our teeth. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. chtion rescue of firefighters is caught on tape in dear born, michigan, crews were on the building when the roof began to collapse. one firefighter jumps to safety and the other two are pulled over the small wall you see there. the crews were on the roof trying to ventilate the building, no injuries were reported. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> we are going to stay in texas to san antonio w a motorcycle near miss you have to see to believe. watch the ri
ABC
Mar 7, 2012 5:30pm EST
are the game plans for the candidates? it depends upon who you're asking. mitt romney points to the scoreboard to show he was yesterday's big winner. he definitely has a point, six viblght rise, including a nail biter in ohio and a widening lead over gop rivals. >> tonight we're counting up delegates for the convention it looks good and we're counting down the days to november. >> reporter: romney still faces roadblocks ahead. he has yet to win over the conservative vote. there's a fierce challenger nipping at his heels. rick santorum showed he's a viable forks pick up wins in north dakota, oklahoma, tennessee and a very close second in ohio. >> we'll get at least a couple of gold medals and a whole lot of silver medals. >> reporter: but his biggest challenge may come from-- from within. this has left him scrambling to get on the ballots in different states. >> this is amazing. >> reporter: then there's newt gingrich. the former house speaker picked up a much needed win in his home state of georgia, but nothing else. his bets are placed on victories in some of the southern states bu
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Mar 6, 2012 5:30pm EST
super tuesday. let's start with mitt romney because expectations are the highest for him. he hopes to be the inevitable nominee. he wants big victories to help him seal the deal. then there's rick santorum. he's trying to stay in the top tier of candidates. you have to remember, when you talk about rick santorum, he's lost the past five contests to mitt romney. then newt gingrich hasn't had a big victory since that big south carolina win. he is expected to do well in his home state of georgia but the question remains, can he win in any other state. finally, there's ron paul with a passion nal following but it hasn't been enough for him. he needs something positive to happen. one thing is certain. the candidates are realizing mitt romney is the front-runner and they're not holding back anymore. take a listen. >> a flip-flopper who has been on all sides, supported tarp bailouts and provided the blueprint for obamacare. >> he would be the weakest candidate on the most important issue of the day. >> he can't close the deal. he can't close the deal in part because people inherently don't t
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Mar 28, 2012 5:30pm EDT
mitt romney. but this might get worse for newt gingrich. the new poll just came out it. shows 60% of republicans feel it's time for newt gingrich to bow out of the race. despite all of this, he says he's staying in. >> let's go to november. it's suggesting the president is in pretty good shape what can you tell us about this? >> they probably looked at the numbers and thought too bad the election isn't today. you have obama versus romney. obama wins. obama versus santorum similar story but a bigger margin of victory. his job approval number in january 47% and now we see a number at 51%. >> great work. thank you. >>> a spokeswoman for mitt romney's campaign said he will be getting a big endorsement from george h. w. bush. it will take place at an event in houston. former governor jeb bush endorsed him. >>> coming up all new for you tonight at 6:00, portions of the patapsco river all shut down and harvesting shellfish in the bay have been shut down because of a sewage spill. >>> if you're planning to spruce up your home it probably includes paint. we have tips on what colors to pick ou
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Mar 27, 2012 5:30pm EDT
troubling. >> reporter: that's mitt romney's response to a question about an open mike moment between president and russian president deme trif med yes. in going after the president's gaffe romney may have created one of his own. >> this is to russia. this is without question our number one geopolitical foe. they fight every cause for the world's worst actors. >> reporter: the frm massachusetts governor tried to clarify. >> the nation that lines up with the world's worst actors. of course the worse is the nuclear iran. >> reporter: it was clear russia was listening. >> the first advice is to list on it reason. reason never harmed a presidential candidate. my other advice is to check their clocks from time to time. this is twef -- 2012, not the mid-1970s. >> reporter: it said that russia would prefer to deal with president obama. >> newt gingrich was in annapolis today and the word on the street is he's coming up with a creative approach to raise some money. tell us about that. >> reporter: this is creative. it's brought up a lot of questions. you have newt gingrich's campaign saying y
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Mar 12, 2012 5:30pm EDT
schmidt joins us with the latest. emily, what can we expect? >> reporter: today is mitt romney's birthday. he turns 65. so he celebrated by going to alabama. he said thinks to -- thanks to the present that he hopes to open up tomorrow. voters in alabama, mississippi, hawaii and american samoa get a chance to vote tomorrow. >> very competitive state. >> people of alabama think washington is a mess and america is in trouble and they need somebody to lead. >> despite calling the southern contest an away gairnlings mitt romney is basically tied with g-- gingrich. in alabama gingrich is ahead by three points. rick santorum is trailing both romney and gingrich in both of the southern states by nearly 10 percentage points. the stakes are so high that those three candidates are all on the ground in mississippi or alabama today. only ron paul, kelly, has decided to forego campaigning in those states ?a so mitt romney is not from the south. >> reporter: he has been looking hard to understand the south. he's talking about trying catfish, about loving those cheesy grits. you may have notice
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Mar 8, 2012 5:30pm EST
you. >> now to democracy news, romney is the one many expect to be the nominee but he still has a tough road ahead. >> reporter: that is right. the next few contests he will face pose a number of challenges, especially courting, conventions the conservative vote. >> i was a severely conservative republican governor. >> reporter: for him and the conversative base its been a dance. he built his lead mostly from victories in moderate states. >> the difference is we elect conservative republican. >> reporter: it was santorum who got other states consumer tuesday showing his conservative muscle. >> romney will spend millions telling you how i'm not conservative. this governor of massachusetts who signed in romney ware is. >> reporter: the romney campaign is pushing the idea that the delegate map works in his favor. he currently leads with 429. >> the president wants to raise your taxes, i will cut them. >> reporter: the upcoming primary calendar isn't very romney friendly. contests in kansas, alabama, mississippi, paint a rough road. >> great support from some of the most conservative.
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Mar 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
of the candidates, santorum -- rick santorum, mitt romney and newt gingrich criticized the president. >>> representative donna payne has died from colon cancer. she was first elected to congress in 1988. he was also a senior member on foreign house affairs. >>> crystal clear. we had the sunshine in abundance. very little in the way of cloud cover. winds from the south, southeast and this is a change from those cold north winds we had yesterday, last night and early this morning. that will eventually warm us up significantly tomorrow but it was not the case today. cold air mass still settling. mid-40s, that's about it on its way to 30s but we'll hold in the low 40s for a few more hours. we'll talk about how things change by daybreak. it's all coming up in a few minutes. >>> now to the latest on that severe weather in the midwest. donations are pouring in for people blind-sided by the killer tornadoes. and more teams from fema are trying to survey the damage. mother nature has dealt another blow. snow covered houses in indiana, kentucky and tennessee are making the cleanup effort more
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Mar 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
win for mitt romney and he is feeling confident. after super tuesday it was all about the math. he won six out of 10 states and won 40% of the delegates and has twice as any of his main rivals. we'll have much more on this and a live report from tory dunnan tonight at 5:30. >>> well, president obama was in the battleground state of north carolina campaigning for lower gas prices. the president spoke at a chrysler truck manufacturing truck outside charlotte where he highlighted some of the administration's fume standards. he has battled criticism from candidates about the rising price of fuel. it shows private employers added about 216,000 new jobs last february. >>> the gas tax has been in the headlines for the past few days. naturally, another tax is coming up. who was in annapolis pushing for a higher tobacco tax. >>> why the fda said there's a serious problem with aeroshots breathable caffeine. >>> and what slip learning is all about and why it works. >>> it gives you the buzz of caffeine you need so badly in just an instant but not everybody is celebrating the inhaled caffeine.
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Mar 2, 2012 5:30pm EST
with the campaign ad blasting three opponents. rick santorum yesterday, mitt romney had a meet and greet there this morning. >> a bunch of states that are going make their minds up in the next couple of days. you guys are first. your voice is going to be heard. >> reporter: while everyone is talking about super tuesday, mitt romney would love to make it three wins this week. that would be pretty super for him. >> thanks a lot. >>> tonight we are learning about security lapse at nasa since 2010, reports of a space agency shows 48 electronic devices lost or stolen over a 2- year period includes a laptop with uncrypted codes for controlling the space station. nasa reporting 5400 computer related security lapses in the same time period. >>> coming up all brand new at 6:00, 24 straight days, 24 straight increases in gas prices is making the gas sales tax proposal harder to swallow for lawmakers. what they are looking at cutting in place of raising the tax. >>> problems at the steel mill, what is shutdown that will end up costing more people their jobs there. those stories and more comin
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Mar 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
day after romney visited, the co chairman for gingrich said he is going to drop by. the republican presidential candidate will visit annapolis and plans to visit the state house and meet with business owners there on main street. the visit is scheduled for tuesday, a week before maryland's primary. >>> and the historical society started celebrating the life and times of william donald schaffer. a reception is taking place as we speak which will displace i had world war ii dog tags and the famous swim suits he wore there at national aquarium. the mayor and governor and also state comptroller died nearly a year ago. >>> and look who visited baltimore. animal rescue and care center, cats and kittens, somebody dropped them off in a crate and a box -- this is cat breeding season and since january 1,000 have been brought in. the need is great to find new homes. >> they all look healthy. they seem friendly. they are a little upset by their experience but we are getting them time to settle in. >> if you are interested in adopting them, you can call barts. >>> baltimore city firefighters ha
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Mar 9, 2012 5:30pm EST
scheduled. he will raise at least $2.8 million tonight, a lot of money but he's up against mitt romney whose campaign razeed $11.5 million in february. what this tells you, both parties are expecting a long expensive race. >> all right thank you so much for that report. >>> and the much anticipated hbo movie "game change" based on sarah palin's role in john mccain's failed presidency had its dpk pre-- d.c. premier. critics claim it only focused on two chapters. >> hello, i'm roosevelt leftwich. coming up all brand-new at 6 new details as second dog shows signs of being in a dogfight. police hope a nice reward will get people to speak up. and what the mild winter here means for your wallet. john matarese takes a look at the extra money we should have in our pockets. now a preview of what's coming up at 6:30. >>> she hecheed -- helped shape women around the world but she had tough times. what was the secret word that turned her into a billionaire, our person of the week. >>> stocks are ending the week higher. the dow jones industrial average rose 14 points to close at 19,922. the s&p 500
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Mar 20, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >> well, it is another tuesday, another primary and another win for the romney camp. republicans voted today and they chose the front runner former massachusetts governor mitt romney. karen travis has a look at how he pulled out tonight's victory. >> reporter: mitt romney pulled out a decisive win in the illinois primary. the republicans have been battling it out to win over the critical suburban voters that make up the large majority of today's turnouts. a series of missteps didn't help his efforts to win a big mid western state. he came in a very second in puerto rico. he made the point yesterday that his campaign is focused on a broad range of issues. >> i don't care what the unemployment rate is going to be. >> romney pounced. >> i do care about the unemployment rate. it does bother me. >> they crushed him and outspent him by a 7-1 margin. >> he has never run a business nor a state. >> reporter: santorums said they spent the money to even the playing field. >> he is the better candidate. >> reporter: romney still has work to do to whichever over others. >> while i believe tha
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Mar 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
>>> mitt romney is heading to maryland. we'll show how he's trying to drum up supporters later. >>> we have new information this morning as baltimore mayor, mayor rawlings-blake, introduces the 2013 budget. >>> and plans for a new elementary school for timonium get the go-ahead and why it has several people upset this morning. detail on that. it's the middle of the week. i'm megan pringle. right out of the box, we want to let you know that any delays or closures due to fog will be at the bottom of the screen. talbott county schools are on a 90 minute delay and no pre-k and now over to lynette charles. >>> good morning. we have an update now. we've been talking about the fog all morning long and a dense fog advisory was just issued. and this is in effect till 10:00 a.m. this morning. but we have it in the colors. this gray color is here. so frederick is in that but points southward, you're dealing with fog this morning. you know the drill. have the low beams on. this is stubborn to move out of here. and we'll see the clouds around even above us as we go into the afternoon, even
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Mar 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >>> in a few hours, things will come to light here. mitt romney will be visiting today. we'll let you know what time. >>> we have new information this morning as baltimore mayor play introduces the 2013 budget. a look at the ski spending issues and what -- the key spending budget and what it means for you. >>> that and a lot more ahead on this wednesday morning. i'm megan pringle. we will start off with lynette charles. a foggy start. >>> exactly, foggy again. it's mild and humid out there. you should feel it. the hair day will not be good today. maryland's most powerful radar for the most part is dry. but if you go to the south, you're dealing with a shower there. and in virginia, be sure to look out for the thunderstorm that is off towards the east of richmond and petersberg and to the north of newport news. so that is what we're looking at this morning. all and all not so bad in terms of the showers. but we're foggy, only two mile visibility in baltimore, one in easton, zero in washington d.c. let's get a check of the traffic with angela. foggy conditions is hindering the commute t
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Mar 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
romney is on the campaign trail. after tuesday's primary in illinois the candidate will be heading our way. find outer with plans to make a stopplus, just in time for swimming season, a controversy regarding pb lib pools. details on a deadline that has the obama administration stepping in. >>> you are looking at a live picture over the baltimore inner harbor. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪ what a bargain! [ female announcer ] sometimes a good deal turns out to be not such a good deal. but new bounty gives you value you can see. in this lab demo, one sheet of new bounty leaves this surface cleaner than two sheets of the leading ordinary brand. so you can clean this mess w
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Mar 20, 2012 5:00am EDT
needs to put line by line spending items on the web. >>> rick santorum and mitt romney are campaigning today. in the latest poll, shows romney has a double digit lead over santorum in the state. the poll found 44% of likely gop primary voters would choose romney compared to 30% for santorum. 54 delegates at stake in illinois, romney puerto rico on sunday and leads the count. >>> tomorrow, mitt romney, will be in our state. this is his first public event held at the post, 109 on old sulfur spring road in arbutus. that's the former town of -- for our former governor, bob ehrlich. romney is expected at 3:30 our state primary by the way is scheduled for april 3rd. >>> cleaning up taking place in parts of texas this morning. what one woman saw happen three times when violent storms raced across parts of the state. >>> it may not be marijuana but sending young people to the emergency room. >>> isolated storms showing up this morning. i will tell you if that's going to be the trend in to the afternoon. as you head out the door, it's foggy again. we will let you know about the traf
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Mar 20, 2012 6:00am EDT
community. >>> battle is on in illinois as mitt romney and rick san tom work hard for the last minute votes. >>> as we take a live look from our camera downtown at the inner harbor, on this tuesday, march 20th, it's showing a pleasant morning, temperature wise, 61 degreess still a little wet and muggy. good morning, thank you for joining us. i'm megan pringle. charley crowson has the day off. today is the first day of spring. >>> everybody out there, we are dealing with some soggy conditions, foggy conditions this morning. like we did yesterday. we have one mile visibility in baltimore, 3 eastons 6 in york frederick looks good. i am not ruling out the fact this could drop down as we go through time. culpepper coming in at 1m have the low beams on as you head out the door. we have the foggy conditions, but it is a little bit of fog as well. a little bit of a thom thunderstorm now. winds in to westminster. dealing with the shower popping up across the area. we slide south in to pg county sp also in to montgomery county, white oak. dealing with a little bit of moderate rain and lightning strik
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Mar 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
biggest with romney and rick santorum. karen traverse tells us more. >> reporter: mitt romney and rick santorum have their eyes on the same prize. >> we're going to have a good day tomorrow in ohio. what do you think? >> we're in a great campaign. i need your help. >> reporter: super tuesday. 430 delegates are on the line. it could be mitt romney's best opportunity to break away from his rivals. >> during this campaign, there's been discussions about all sorts of issues. i keep bringing it back. less debt, smaller government. >> reporter: romney is seeing a surge here. three points over santorum. within the margin of error, but it's a dramatic ten point swing in just a week. he picked up key endorsements from two top fiscal conservatives in congress. house majority leader eric cantor, both happen to be states that vote tomorrow. >> mitt is the only one in the race that knows how to create jobs. >> reporter: even picking up wins, romney will likely emerge as the overall winner. >> i think after tomorrow, it becomes almost impossible for anyone else besides romney to win this. >> don't l
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Mar 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
to seeing justice done. >>> mitt romney plans to talk to members of congress and other officials in our nation's capitol. yesterday he made a brief stop in maryland and in the state's april 3rdem primary 3 governor romney focused on gas prices, the economy and health care. he also did q anders a with the audience, emphasizing less government especially when it comes to bailouts. >> we should go through the normal process, perhaps a bankruptcy process and emerge out the other side, shedding excessive burdens. >> romney is going to spend about $250,000 leading up to maryland's primary. >>> what does a child's toy have to do with the the presidential race? romney says everything changes for the fall campaign. rick santorum says it's a sign he plans to run as a blank slate in the fall. he handed out etch a sketches. >> be able to draw a new picture, maybe for when he ran for governor of massachusetts, not as a conservative. >> in louisiana newt gingrich handed his etch-a-sketch to a toddler telling her one day she could also have a career in politics. >>> gop presidential candidates all
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Mar 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
another crucial week in politics. both illinois and louisiana primaries are tomorrow. mitt romney scored an overwhelming win in somebody's gop presidential primary in puerto rico. he requested rick and sore -- san tore i'm economic credentials calling him and president obama economic light weights. >> i don't think you will replace an economic light weight with another economic light weight. >> on abc this week santorum challenged romney to a one-on- one debate. >> see if governor romney is willing to come out. he's hiding behind the billionaires who are funding his super pact and spending outrageous amounts of money running negative ads. >> republican presidential candidate mitt romney will head to maryland this week on wednesday he will have lunch at the u.s. naval academy and attend public events in arbutus and frederick. our state primary is april 3rd. >>> a landmark achievement for barbara mikulski is now the longest serving female in congress. when she came to the senate in 1986, there was only one other woman republican nance and they formed a bond across county lines and currentl
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Mar 19, 2012 11:00pm EDT
longer the top topic. santorum is talk birth control and romney gas prices. santorum hopes a win can take some of the steam from romney and give republicans a conservative choice. >> i heard governor romney call me an economic light weight because i wasn't a wall street financier like he was. do you really believe this country wants to elect a wall street financier? you think that's the kind of experience we need? >> reporter: after spending three days in state and a lot of money he hopes to show is he leading the pack and ready to move onto the president. >> well did you get your robo call inviting to you meet romney? he will be in maryland on wednesday and his first event will be at the american legion post on 109 opponent old sulfur spring road. this is the former governor's hometown. he is the chairman of the campaign. romney is expected around 3:30 wednesday afternoon. >> the way you tell a story is just as important as the story. >> one teacher is in big trouble for the way she told her student to read a poem. why she told him to read it blacker. >> and the tactics that som
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